Doctor Who - Matt Smith's Companion: Karen Gillan

The new Doctor has been known for some time - Matt Smith. However, his companion for the 2010 series of Doctor Who has now been revealed by the BBC as Karen Gillan.

Gillan appeared as a soothsayer in The Fires Of Pompeii in 2008, but it was a small enough part that I've next to no recollection of it. She's described by Steven Moffat as "funny, and clever, and gorgeous, and sexy. Or Scottish, which is the quick way of saying it".

With actors like Smith and Gillan in the lead roles, is it even possible for the writers to avoid romance plots? New Who has taken this direction with Rose, and implied it in a few other cases, such as Moffat's own Girl in the Fireplace, so I won't be surprised if we see some chemistry on screen in Series 5.

Posted by Drew Shiel at May 29, 2009 3:06 PM

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